On the freshwater front
Whether you like luring those big barbels from the bank or chasing yellowfish on an inflatable boat with a fly on hand, this month’s issue has something for you. Learn how to land those big, bearded beauties with the barbel-popping technique and discover a very special fly fishing venue on the Orange River just above the Augrabies Falls. Experienced fisherman Danie Engelbrecht explains why fish are often lost once they are caught.
Rock and surf
Manie Combrinck tells us about the kayak fishing adventures of Sean Vosloo and his friend Dane Webster. What a story! If you fancy saltwater angling, you might be interested in reading about using drift bait to outwit shad. Drone fishing is gaining popularity among anglers and this issue sheds more light on this angling method.
The South African Shore Angling Association hosted the 2017 Masters Shore Angling Championship in Jeffreys Bay. The anglers had to battle challenging angling conditions, but a few anglers managed to land successful catches. The 20th Top 10 Game Fish Invitational was held at Cape Vidal. This competition has come to be known as the event where some of the stalwarts of deep-sea fishing come to test their skills. Find out how they fared in this issue.
Waft has launched an all-new range of saltwater surf rods, which are set to cover demanding anglers’ requirements. Find out how the new Bulletproof Surf, Iron Feather Surf II and Pirate Surf bulletproof range can improve your angling experience. You cannot go wrong with quality craftsmanship and excellent durability.
All this and much more in this month’s issue of Stywe Lyne / Tight Lines – the angler’s friend.